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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rochester Man Sentenced For Drug And Gun Possession

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:      (716) 843-5817
FAX #:         (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Thomas Lewis, 28, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 87 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who handled the case, stated that on October 27, 2016, Rochester Police Officers executed a search warrant at 1254 North Clinton Avenue, Apartment 2, in Rochester. During the search, officers recovered a bundle of heroin (containing 10 individually-packaged white envelopes), two bags of cocaine, and a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber handgun. The handgun was loaded with seven rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. Officers also recovered a box of .380 caliber ammunition, paraphernalia used to process heroin and cocaine for sale, and $349 in cash.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Updated May 25, 2018